For a long time, my relationship with jeans was iffy. Yes, I wore them daily, but not without a groan beforehand as I anticipated the leg acrobatics that the process of putting on jeans entailed. If the image of hopping around your room to get into a pair of jeans resonates with you, then you, too, lived in the age of skinny-jeans mania. I’m talking about those skintight-jeggings days. *Shudders.* I’ll say what everyone is thinking: Thank goodness those days are over.
Jeans styles evolve like everything in fashion, and I could not be happier with the transition to silhouettes that are looser and more approachable. Nowadays, I don’t mind putting on jeans in the morning. In fact, I’m a huge denim girl and love that one good pair can take you from running around during the day with cool-girl sneakers and a simple white tee to a night out with strappy heels and a statement top. I took an editor poll around the Who What Wear office on what jeans styles are in, out, and classic. The results were loud and clear: kiss those skinny jeans goodbye and make room for oversize, low-rise, and flare styles. As for a classic pick, straight-leg jeans never fail. Below, shop the cutest jeans of the moment.